Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobionellinae
Etymology: Stenogobius: Greek, stenos = narrow + Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); marinus: From the Latin word marinus which means the sea, this is in reference to the species apparent habitat preference.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; brackish; demersal; depth range - 1 m (Ref. 58018), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Central Pacific: northwestern coast of the island of New Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 34009); 4.6 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10 - 11. Predorsal midline usually with naked patches, two to 19 scales in midline; pectoral base almost always naked; opercle almost always naked; belly anteriorly naked close to pelvic base; breast naked or with few embedded scales; spines slightly filamentous or first dorsal fin in males; body anteriorly and head slightly dusky in males, not at all in females; females with few or no vertical trunk bars.
Inhabits brackish and near marine waters in intertidal streams and estuaries.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Watson, R.E., 1991. A provisional review of the genus Stenogobius with descriptions of a new subgenus and thirteen new species (Pisces: Teleostei: Gobiidae). Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 15(3):627-710. (Ref. 34009)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 28.8 - 29.3, mean 29 °C (based on 135 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00444 - 0.02358), b=3.05 (2.86 - 3.24), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .